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Covering Problems

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In this chapter, we investigate the behavior of stochastic search algorithms on a class of covering problems. Such problems occur frequently in combinatorial optimization and it is therefore important to understand how stochastic search algorithms may deal with them. We will mainly consider the vertex cover problem, which is a well-known problem on graphs, but also extend our investigations to the much broader class of set covering problems. The goal is show the impact of different approaches that may be applied to covering problems.

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Neumann, F., Witt, C. (2010). Covering Problems. In: Bioinspired Computation in Combinatorial Optimization. Natural Computing Series. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16544-3_12

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  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16544-3_12

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